The Garden of Evening Mists

Shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, Tan Twan Eng's haunting novel is set in Malaya in 1951 and follows a young woman recovering from the ravages of WWII. Accepted as the apprentice of a mysterious Japanese gardener in the tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands, she wrestles with her own secrets in a moving historical that recalls the work of David Mitchell.

April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.